Morningstar Farms Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary, Precautionary Recall of Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers in The U.S. Due to Undeclared Peanut Allergen

Morningstar Farms Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary, Precautionary Recall of Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers in The U.S. Due to Undeclared Peanut Allergen

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Morningstar Farms Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary, Precautionary Recall of Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers in The U.S. Due to Undeclared Peanut Allergen
Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-962-0120

Media:
269-961-3799
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 9, 2015 — BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — MorningStar Farms is issuing a voluntary and precautionary recall of certain code dates of Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers because they may contain undeclared peanut.
MorningStar Farms was notified by a third party supplier that one of the spice ingredients used in Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers may inadvertently contain peanut, an allergen that is not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
This recall affects the following products:
Description(retail) UPC Code Size Better if Used Before Date
MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger 2898971750 18.90 oz (8 ct) APR14 16 XXXX XX:XX to JUN30 16 XXXX XX:XX
MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger 2898939207 9.50 oz(4 ct) APR14 16 XXXX XX:XX to JUN30 16 XXXX XX:XX
MorningStar Farms Chipotle Black Bean Burger 2898971674 38.10 oz (9 ct) MAR22 16 XXXX XX:XX to JUN30 16 XXXX XX:XX
MorningStar Farms Chipotle Black Bean Burger 2898940864 50.80 oz (12 ct) MAR22 16 XXXX XX:XX to JUN30 16 XXXX XX:XX
Description(foodservice) UPC Code Size Better if Used Before Date
MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger 2898949938 8.7 lb case (48 ct) MAR 24 2016 XXXX XX:XX to JUN 30 2016 XXXX XX:XX
MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger 2898931651 12.75 lb case (4 sleeve) APR 09 2016 XXXX XX:XX to JUN 30 2016 XXXX XX:XX
MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger 2898997765 9.75 lb case (4 sleeve) APR 20 2016 XXXX XX:XX to JUN 30 2016 XXXX XX:XX

These products were distributed nationwide in the U.S. at both retail stores and through foodservice channels. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.
Consumers with questions may contact the Consumer Response Center using the Contact Us feature on www.MorningStarFarms.com or by calling at 1-800-962-0120 from Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm429690.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.

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